Despite voting Atiku, I’ll secure FCT because I live here too – Buhari


By Shola Abayomi.

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, received the delegation led by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority, Christian Ohaa, accompanied by National Assembly members, religious leaders, heads of security agencies and civil servants who paid him a Sallah visit at the Presidential Villa.

The president told his guests that despite being rejected by the people of the FCT in the February 23 presidential election by voting the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, he would secure the Federal Capital Territory because its security also meant his own security and that of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

The president said, “I have just spoken to the Senator (Philip Aduda) on my left and I told him that his constituency did not vote for me. So, I was very pleased that when they made the arrangement, they put him very far away from me. I have all the results of all constituencies.

“I am not threatening FCT because to make FCT secure is to make myself secure and the Vice-President. I think they know that they are necessary evil, that was why they decided to vote for the PDP”, he joked.

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo congratulated the president for successfully concluding the Ramadan fast.

He said, “I want to say that God Almighty has been extremely good to you and to our government. I recall about two years ago when I had to host this particular event because you were away on medical leave at the time.

“But God has been so good, not only did He bring you back healthier than when you left, but has also been gracious enough for you to have a second opportunity to lead our great country. I thank the Almighty God for you and for all of us who have been a part of your government and who have been a part of what God has done in our midst.”

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